Curses, Foiled Again
Author: Sera Trevor
Title: Curses, Foiled Again
Pairing: M/M, F/F
Rating: Three Petals
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Felix is a vampire—a fierce creature of the night who strikes terror into the hearts of everyone unlucky enough to become his prey. Or at least, that’s what he thought was true, until he met John. John is completely unimpressed with Felix, much to his dismay. Felix becomes fixated on proving his ferocity to John—and when that doesn’t work, he strives to make any impression on him at all.
John is a witch, and as all witches know, vampires are notoriously stupid creatures who only have the power to hurt those who fear them. Besides, he’s under a curse much more frightening than any vampire. Felix’s desperate attempts to impress him annoy John at first, but gradually, they become sort of endearing. Because of his curse, John has pushed everyone in his life away. But Felix can’t be hurt, so there’s no harm in letting him hang around.
Felix is technically dead. John has nothing left to live for. But together, they might have a shot at life.
I received this book as an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review.
Felix is a vampire and it is well known among the magical community that vampires are not very intelligent. John quickly figures that out about Felix, but that doesn't stop the feelings from slowly developing between them. Then John learns about the evil trying to take advantage of him and Felix and he knows that to defeat that evil he might have to sacrifice everything, including his relationship with Felix, just to survive.
I really liked the personalities in this story. Felix is a bit too dense to be believable, but at the same time his sheltered and privileged lifestyle almost makes his complete lack of understanding about the world make sense. John is perfectly down to earth in contrast. Their relationship just plain worked because their personalities meshed so well together.
The romance part of the plot was therefore really well done, however the fighting the bad guy part was abysmal in comparison. The bad guy was definitely a bad person--that much was made more than clear--but I still didn't believe in him. Nor did I feel that his actions, particularly in regards to John, made sense. Unfortunately, this lack greatly effected the ending of the story and left me feeling disappointed.
The beginning of the book when the romance was first introduced and began to grow was really enjoyable. The ending, unfortunately, was much less so. I do still recommend this story, but I wish the end had a bit more finesse.
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